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C353 - Tanzanite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353c.jpg]

A 2cm purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on a Calcite covered matrix with numerous other small partial Tanzanite crystals. Comes with an old label showing a price of $1100.


C371 - Smithsonite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 900
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371d.jpg]

Thick layer of botryoidal blue/green Smithsonite. Large undamaged specimen out of an old collection.


C557 - Spinel $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


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Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s, and unfortunately there was no  locality information available. I believe it to be from an old, lost locality in Riverside Co. It occurs with Chlorite and appears to have been partially etched from carbonate rock. It rates as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.


C549 - Silver $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


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Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549a.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549b.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549d.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver penetrating between and out of two pieces of matrix. Big piece of Silver, good from both sides.


C522 - Chrysocolla $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522a.jpg] Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522b.jpg] Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522c.jpg] Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522d.jpg]

This is an old spcimen out of the Bruce Murphy collection, who collected at the mine back in the 1970s good on both sides. The specimen is composed of dense, transluscent Chrysocolla with a botryoidal surface of dark blue (heterogenite?) and lighter green. Good on both sides.


C472 - Smithsonite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472c.jpg]

Bright pink satiny Smithsonite without matrix. Great color, no damage.


C445 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. Black Sphalerite crystals are intergrown with the Galena. Undamaged floater specimen crystallized all around.


C433 - Azurite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433c.jpg]

Large cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 70s and has minor amounts of attached Malachite.


C389 - Stellerite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 3.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C377 - Azurite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 5 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c377a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c377b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c377c.jpg]

Vug in Limonite lined with deep royal blue Azurite crystals, with Azurite wrapping over the top and around the backside. This is out of an old collection built in the 1970s and on the market for the first time since then.


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955a.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955b.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955c.jpg]

Glassy single Apatite crystal from the famous Siglo XX Mine. The Apatite appears to be clear but colored grey due to inclusions of needle-like crystals of Jamesonite. Old dealer price was $400 on this unusual thumbnail.


SM854 - Cuprite $ 220 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 110
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854c.jpg]

Well formed 6mm Cuprite crystal in a Chrysocolla lined vug. Undamaged.


IL106 - Fluorite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106a.jpg] Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106b.jpg] Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106c.jpg] Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106d.jpg]

Translucent, color-zoned cubic Fluorite with a yellow core and purple outer layer. There is some edge chipping and the left side of the cube is incomplete. Very colorful and transparent in areas with inclusions of Chalcopyrite and puff balls of Barite.


J440 - Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
China
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440a.jpg] Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440b.jpg] Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440c.jpg]

A water-clear Quartz scepter crystal with a perfect termination and an interesting black inclusion inside of a small bubble. Under magnification, the inclusion has the distinct appearance of a sulfide mineral, Chalcocite being a good possibility. All of the crystal faces are lustrous, razor sharp, and show no contact, chippng, etc.


J438 - Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j438a.jpg]

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